Henri Belolo

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Henri Belolo (born November 1936) is a French music producer active during the disco era. Together with his friend composer Jacques Morali, he created The Ritchie Family[1] as well as their most successful group, Village People.[2]

Belolo was born in Casablanca, Morocco.[3] Unlike his associate Morali, Belolo is not gay,[4] but saw Village People's gay image as a way to embody a certain partying spirit. He continues to work in France as a music producer.



  1. ^ "Henri Belolo: Tsss, tss, poum!" (in French). L'Express. 6 July 1995. Retrieved 19 March 2010.
  2. ^ "The Village People Get A Star Near The Y-M-C-A!". CBS. 12 September 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-09-22. Retrieved 19 March 2010.
  3. ^ "Son producteur a créé les Village People" (in French). Le Parisien. 29 December 2009. Retrieved 19 March 2010.
  4. ^ "No need to feel down". CANOE. 15 July 2000. Retrieved 19 March 2010.
  5. ^ http://www.culturecommunication.gouv.fr/Ministere/Services-rattaches-a-la-ministre/Section-des-distinctions-honorifiques/Arretes-de-Nominations-dans-l-ordre-des-Arts-et-des-Lettres/Nomination-dans-l-ordre-des-Arts-et-des-Lettres-juillet-2015

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